Apple today has released its 12th annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, detailing the work the company is doing in improving conditions at supplier facilities. Apple touts that 15 million supplier employees have now been trained on their rights, including 3 million just last year.
The report, however, also offers colors at some of the issues Apple still faces in its supply chain…
Cheng-Ting-Fang / Nikkei: Sources: Apple is designing its own power-management chips for use in iPhones from as early as 2018; current supplier Dialog Semiconductor sees shares drop ~19% — Frankfurt shares of current developer Dialog Semiconductor hit — TAIPEI — Apple is designing its own main power management chips …
According to recent rumors Samsung might change the placement of its rear fingerprint scanner. Which is said to be on a more accessible position on the upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphone. As the current Galaxy S8 lineup from Samsung sports a weirdly placed fingerprint scanner. That is not easy to access, while the upcoming Galaxy S9 is rumored to have it under the camera lens. Which is the most convenient and natural spot for a fingerprint scanner.
Finisar, a manufacturer of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) thought to be supplying hardware to Apple, on Thursday said it was forced to push shipments out to October due to a problem with current production units, though the delay is not predicted to impact "iPhone 8." … AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Apple is months away from announcing an expected "iPhone 8" device, but rumors are already swirling about its successor, with one report claiming LG is to be the sole provider of batteries for the device. … AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Apple Inc. Supplier TSMC Starts Production Of A11 Chip For iPhone 8
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has started production of the A11 SoC for Apple, according to DigiTimes. The A11 is expected to feature in the redesigned OLED iPhone 8 that is slated to come out later this year. TSMC is the sole supplier of A11 … Read more on Value Walk
LG Named 3D Camera Supplier for iPhone 8; TSMC to Push A11 Chip Production
There was a leaked benchmark for the said ARM SoC a few weeks ago. However, this was dismissed almost immediately as fake or Photoshopped. It is still a mystery whether or not Apple will eventually go for more than four cores on the A11 chip. With the ever … Read more on The Bitbag
A Slight Negative for This Apple Inc. Supplier Emerges … position inside of Apple’s iPhone line of smartphones — it is believed to be the exclusive manufacturer of Apple’s custom-designed A10 processor and it is also believed to be the manufacturer of the Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) Snapdragon X12 and Intel … Read more on NASDAQ
Samsung Galaxy S8 batteries could come from Japanese supplier Bridget Carey finds a sweet way to illustrate Samsung’s findings on why the Galaxy Note 7 overheated, and what the company is doing to prevent future battery failures. Two big battery mistakes are probably enough for Samsung to change its ways. Samsung is … Read more on CNet